Layer roosters finished with cornish x?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Milliemay, May 11, 2010.

  1. Milliemay

    Milliemay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 RIR mutt roosters that I hatched, they are crossed with heavies. Have any of you put them in with your meaties to finish them? The mutts are 2 weeks older than the meaties, but of course the meaties are as big as they are. Just wondering if you can finish them on broiler feed also? Thanks in advance for the info!
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sure, but it sure seems like you could! I don't see any reason they couldn't eat the same feed as the meaties.

    ETA - Watch out for the standard birds to pick on the meaties... I know they do that often.
     
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  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they do, tell them to quit picking on the fat kids. LOL
     
  4. Milliemay

    Milliemay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they do, tell them to quit picking on the fat kids. LOL

    [​IMG] Looking at the bottoms on the meat chickens that is what I think every time!
     
  5. mike67909

    mike67909 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the roo's on the broiler feed from day one till slaughter
     
  6. Milliemay

    Milliemay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What age do you usually slaughter? I saw on another post someome said 5 months?
     
  7. mike67909

    mike67909 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on the size, 16-20 weeks. Of course they will be tougher the longer they grow out.
     
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